JONATHAN Woodgate insists he is "a hundred per cent" confident recent losses will not affect Cherries' upcoming play-off campaign.

Cherries were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City at Vitality Stadium today, which saw them slip to a sixth-placed Championship finish.

That followed on from 1-0 losses against Brentford and Wycombe Wanderers in the previous two weeks, having won seven games in succession before that.

By finishing sixth, Cherries will now face third-placed Brentford in the play-offs, with the first leg at Vitality Stadium on May 17.

However, head coach Woodgate says the three defeats on the spin will have no impact on the huge clashes with the in-form Bees, who are unbeaten in 12 matches.

Speaking after the defeat to Stoke, Woodgate said: "We don’t want to lose any game that we play. But that’ll have nothing to do with the play-offs.

"Believe me when I say that, it won’t. When I came in, the objective was to finish in the play-offs. We’ve done that by seven points. So we have done well and with three games to go, we were in the play-offs.

"Today is disappointing, but we look to move on and play Brentford. It’s going to be two difficult games, but that will have no bearing on how we play against Brentford."

Asked if he is confident the team can quickly turn things around again in time for the play-offs, Woodgate replied: "A hundred per cent confidence. If you play 10 games and you win seven and lose three, you’re doing alright with that.

"But we need to play better than we did today."